The Tower
museum-gallery
Veli Lošinj

GROUND FLOOR
Ground floor is dedicated to Apoxiomenos, a bronze sculpture discovered in the aquatorium of Veli Lošinj. Central place takes a full-sized replica, in the position as it lay on the seabed. It is also exhibited image of the restored Apoxyomenos, as well as documentary film about the finding itself. Among the rest are exhibited casts of fragmentaqry reliefs from Roman funerary monuments with depictions of crafts from the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. A boat like this transported the Apoxyomenos statue.


FIRST FLOOR – HISTORY OF VELI LOŠINJ
The first floor is dedicated to the history of Veli Lošinj from prehistory untill the 20th century. Although there are several prehistoric localities on the Island Lošinj, first permanent inhabitants came at the end of the 13th century and founded Veli Lošinj. During time new representative buildings where built, which are presented on the panel with the most important cultural and historical monuments and places. The central place takes installation with amphorae found in the underwater of island Ilovik. Turkish and Austrian weapons from 18th and 19th century is also exhibited. The weapons is donation of doctor Ana Jakša.


SECOND FLOOR – MARITIME HISTORY OF VELI LOŠINJ
On the second floor is presented maritime history. The portraits of famous captains of Veli Lošinj, as well as paintings of their sailing ships are exhibited. The central place takes model of the sailing ship Esempio, the last which was built in the shipyard Rovenska in 1877. Navigation instruments and ship equipment are also presented. In the metal ship chest from 18th/19th century is exhibited shipbuilding tool of Ignazio Budinich, one of the last shipbuilders of wooden ships in Veli Lošinj.


THIRD FLOOR – MARITIME HISTORY
Onthe third floor are exhibited models af sailing ships: Istrian merchant sailing ship of the 15th century, bracera, the Lošinj lugger, the Lošinj grip and marsiliana. These model present shipbulding and maritime tradion of the last 500 years on the island Lošinj. They are made by Ferdinand Trenc, a retired University professor of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana.


FOURTH FLOOR – BATTLEMENT
View on Veli Lošinj.

Highlights from the collection